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When Flash Storage Is Not Enough
Kieran Harty, CTO and Co-Founder, TintriCommentary
Flash storage seems like an easy way to solve storage performance problems in virtualized data centers, but hereís why using flash alone isnít sufficient.
By Kieran Harty CTO and Co-Founder, Tintri,
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White Boxes Going Mainstream
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
White-box servers from ODMs are making their way into the enterprise in a growing trend that has far-reaching ramifications for the data center.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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5 Elements Of The New Infrastructure Stack
Stuart Miniman, Principal Research Contributor, WikibonCommentary
Stu Miniman teams up with Brian Gracely to explain why containers, flash, hyperconvergence, OpenStack, and virtual SAN are so important for today's infrastructure.
By Stuart Miniman Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon,
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Flash Storage Pain Points: Uncovering The Truth
Christine Cignoli, Freelance Writer
Solid-state storage may be expensive, but it's becoming a compelling option in the face of increasing storage needs. We explain why and address the major misconceptions.
By Christine Cignoli Freelance Writer,
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VMware Builds On Its Software-Defined Data Center Vision
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
While VMworld 2015 didn't feature big VMware storage news, the conference showcased the vendor's broader strategy.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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What Software-Defined Storage Really Is
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
True software-defined storage is more than just virtualization and commodity hardware.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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Telling Ain't Training: How To Transfer IT Skills
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
Hands-on experience will help you learn an IT skill, but adapting that concept to other platforms or subject areas deepens knowledge even further.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Why Hyperconvergence Needs Networking
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Hyperconverged systems are attractive alternatives for the data center, but the hot trend may fizzle out if vendors don't incorporate networking into the mix.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Demystifying Converged Infrastructure
Christine Cignoli, Freelance Writer
These data center building blocks consolidate storage, compute, virtualization and networking into one product. We look under the hood to find out exactly what that means.
By Christine Cignoli Freelance Writer,
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7 Storage Trends That Will Transform Your Data Center
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
With so much change and innovation in the storage industry, it can be hard for an IT pro to keep up. Here are key technologies and trends that are poised to radically alter data center storage.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Tackling Data Center Challenges With Open Ethernet
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Data centers are under more pressure than ever. Open networking offers an alternative to closed-code Ethernet switches, giving companies better flexibility to meet growing data center demands.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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VMworld 2015 & Storage Industry Transformation
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupNews
With VSAN and VVOLs, VMware has become a key player in enterprise storage, forcing the industry to evolve.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Storage & Virtual Containers: Where Does The Data Go?
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
Containerization presents challenges when it comes to data storage. Here's a look at the current state of container storage.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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Selecting Storage: It's All About The Applications
Greg Schulz, Founder & Senior Analyst, StorageIOCommentary
Choosing the right storage for your applications depends on using the PACE model, evaluating Performance, Availability, Capacity and Economics.
By Greg Schulz Founder & Senior Analyst, StorageIO,
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VMworld 2015: 5 Trends To Watch
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
VMworld is so expansive, it's easy to lose your focus. We'll be following these hot topics.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Drilling Down To The Data Problem Inside The Data Center
Jesse St. Laurent, Vice President of Product Strategy, SimpliVityCommentary
Legacy data centers have an efficiency problem, with multiple systems processing the same data several times. It's time to rethink that.
By Jesse St. Laurent Vice President of Product Strategy, SimpliVity,
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Going All In For SSD: The Side Effects
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
As storage appliances transition to all solid-state drives, there will be ramifications for interfaces and controllers that impact performance.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Symantec Sheds Veritas Business For $8 Billion
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cybersecurity giant sells data storage unit to investor group, putting an end to its failed foray into storage.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Cloud Backup Tools: 7 Factors To Weigh
Tim Brophy, Global Cloud Architect, Dimension DataCommentary
Data backup and recovery technology is critical for cloud services. Here's how to make the right choice.
By Tim Brophy Global Cloud Architect, Dimension Data,
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No Lazy Days of Summer In Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The dog days of August are when the storage industry heats up, with two major events. Contributor Howard Marks will be speaking and joining the fun at Flash Memory Summit and VMworld.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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